Bahrain backs Iran-Arab dialog mediated by Kuwait

Bahrain says talks between Iran and Persian Gulf Arab countries mediated by Kuwait are to continue, hoping they would bring about positive results. 

 

Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa made the remarks during a visit to Kuwait on Sunday, reports said.

The two sides have been taking a number of goodwill steps towards realization of dialog between Tehran and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Kuwait has been relaying reciprocal messages between them.

“Bahrain supports the endeavors made by the Kuwaiti emir for joint consultations with Tehran,” Sheikh Khaled said, according to IRNA. 

He said political talks with Iran are continuing, adding "Manama hopes that these consultations be followed by positive results,” the news agency added. 

According to the Kuwaiti foreign minister, an upcoming GCC meeting will receive a report on developments in relations with Iran. 

Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah visited Tehran in late January, bearing a message from the GCC. The message reportedly described a “basis of dialog” between the organization’s Arab states and the Islamic Republic.

President Hassan Rouhani afterwards responded to the message and went on a short trip to Kuwait and Oman.

 

source: press TV

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